"Blue Beetle" film is in the works at DC and Warner Bros.
The film is based on the Mexican-American comic book character Jaime Reyes.
According to Variety, the studio has roped in Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer to pen the "Blue Beetle" screenplay.
Zev Foreman is executive producing the film for Warner Bros.
The original "Blue Beetle" character, which debuted in 1939, had superpowers derived from a sacred scarab. He first manifested himself as Dan Garrett, a police officer who fought crime with superpowers.
The second version of Blue Beetle was Ted Kord, Garrett's student who continued costumed crime-fighting, but had no superpowers.
Reyes was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, and made his first appearance in a 2006 comic.
The "Blue Beetle" series of comic books was launched in 2011 and cancelled after 17 issues in 2013.
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